Policy Options for Urban Housing in Developing Countries

  • Dennis A. Rondinelli

Abstract

Increasing the access of the poor to adequate shelter is one of the biggest challenges facing governments in developing countries as cities continue to grow and larger numbers of poor households continue to concentrate in them over the next two decades. In order to meet the growing needs of the poor for shelter, governments will have to explore a wide range of options for housing construction, financing and a land acquisition. New combinations of policies will be needed that include strengthening the private sector’s capacity to provide affordable housing, and supporting self-help housing construction. This paper examines the policy options through which governments can assist in providing adequate shelter for the growing number of poor households expected to be living in cities in the future.

Keywords

Public Housing Informal Sector Poor Household Urban Poor Housing Construction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis A. Rondinelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Triangle InstituteUSA

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